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What does the "[r #]" value in Nikon viewfinders and displays mean?

It's the number of shots remaining (hence the "r") that you can take and store on your card. When you half-press the shutter button, the number changes to the number of shots remaining in your memory ...
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Why do images on the rear display of my Nikon D5500 look cartoon-like?

From the Nikon website for the D5200, the camera is able to apply posterization on the pictures you take : And an exciting collection of built-in effects and filters opens new possibilities for ...
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What does the "[r #]" value in Nikon viewfinders and displays mean?

Could someone please tell me what it does, or at least what it's called, so I can look it up? Scottbb's answer is correct and you should accept it, but I wanted to follow up with a little more ...
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Nikon D5500 proximity sensor failure?

I have figured this one out. I do, of course, now feel remarkably stupid for not having figured it out earlier, however, think the blushes worth it. The proximity sensor is here original ...
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Why do images on the rear display of my Nikon D5500 look cartoon-like?

I got the same issue happening today so I looked up for some answers but none of them matched... but I figured where it came from !! The problem was in the wires between the gear and the monitor ! The ...
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Is there any benefit to RAW+JPG being two separate files on Nikon?

I expected that this would cleverly embed the JPG within the .NEF file structure so I could handle them as a single unit. When you record a raw file, the camera almost always embeds a jpeg preview ...
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Nikon Teleconverter compatibility

Teleconverters are designed for use with longer focal length lenses. Many are optimized for a specific focal length range of telephoto prime lenses. There are both marketing reasons why this is so, ...
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Is there any benefit to RAW+JPG being two separate files on Nikon?

Is there any benefit to RAW+JPG being two separate files... ? The JPG can be used as-is with software that is incapable of processing raw files. The raw file is available for processing should the "...
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Can the YN-560 IV flash be used with a Nikon DSLR in a mode other than manual?

With a manual flash like this, there's no communication with the camera body, and the camera doesn't know that it's there. The hotshoe is just an open switch which the flash slots into; the switch is ...
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Why can't I turn on HDR on my Nikon DSLR?

The most common reason would be that HDR cannot be used in Raw mode. Also I think Bulb shutter and Interval timer might be issues for HDR too
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How do I remotely control an SB-800 with my Nikon D5500?

The SB-800 can be put into optical slave (SU-4) mode and be triggered by the popup flash on your camera. First, turn on your flash. Press and hold the "sel" button for 2 seconds. Arrow ...
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What are the "picture control" values shown in EXIF info from Nikon D5500

Seems like you shoot JPEG and this is "Picture Control" your camera apply to photo. Those values represent how much particular setting is applied, based on the "style" you select. Here is Nikon USA ...
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Is the Nikon 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR AF-S NIKKOR Lens compatible with the Nikon D5500?

It looks like the lens-camera combination you've specified should work. You can use the following resources to check other combinations: Nikon USA: Which NIKKOR Lens Type is Right for Your DSLR? ...
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How do I select AF-C on a Nikon D5500?

Make sure the mode dial is set to one of: Program, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, or Manual exposure mode. From page 78 of the D5500 Reference Manual, Note that AF-S and AF-C are available ...
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How do I remotely control an SB-800 with my Nikon D5500?

For remote flash, the Nikon solution is the SU-800. At that price, I would look in to wireless (RF) flash triggers which are more versatile since it doesn't require line of sight like the SU-800. ...
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How do I remotely control an SB-800 with my Nikon D5500?

Is there a way to use the Nikon SB-800 [speedlight] with the D5500 remotely? You can fire it if you put the SB-800 into SU-4 mode and fire the D5500's pop-up flash. This is a "dumb" optical ...
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Is there any benefit to RAW+JPG being two separate files on Nikon?

It's all a function of how you choose to roll. RAW files: Are larger than jpgs. Require post processing. When other people ask for a copy of your pictures, they assume you're blowing them off ...
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How can I set the two-second delay mode to persist for more than one shot on my Nikon DSLR?

Nikon's cameras have always worked this way, and there is no way to change the behavior. I suppose that it's because if you forget that it's on and miss a shot right now, that's more annoying than the ...
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Is there any benefit to RAW+JPG being two separate files on Nikon?

I use both on my Nikon 7Z. This allows me to immediately use my iPad to look at JPEGs in LightRoom and select which RAW pix to process when I get to my PC. This allows me to quickly process the JPEGs ...
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How to fix shutter release disabled

It's a battery issue. Either recharge or replace the battery. From the D5500 reference manual
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Camera hesitating or "jamming" after shooting in live view mode

Many Nikon bodies in the D3x00 and D5x00 series, as well as older lower tier Nikon bodies such as the D40 and D60, use the same actuating mechanism to raise the mirror and set the lens' aperture via ...
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Why is my Nikon D5500 unable to lock focus while using Live View but works fine when using the ViewFinder?

Try this in good light (contrast detection in live view needs more light than the sensors used when looking through the finder) and with a target within the range of the lens, i.e. not too close to ...
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Why is my Nikon D5500 unable to lock focus while using Live View but works fine when using the ViewFinder?

As the nikon d5500 is a dslr it will not expose the sensor to light when using the viewfinder. This leads to a need to use specialized focusing sensors of the main sensor, this thechnology has a long ...
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Neewer FC-16 and Nikon D5500

What mode is the SB-600 set to? If it is set to "Slave", it will ignore the hot shoe of your trigger and wait until it senses a flash of light instead. You need to set the SB-600 to manual mode just ...
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Nikin D5500 Nikon 35mm 1,8. Camera won't focus automatically

It is highly unlikely that the shooting mode has anything to do with the autofocus settings. If you are using an AF-S lens which supports autofocus on the D5500 which I assume you are, there is a ...
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How can I tell if a drop damaged my camera's sensor?

Sensor vs. impact is binary-it's fine or it's dead. I'm not seeing anything out of the ordinary in the pictures you're showing, just normal clouds/haze. If there were a light strip it the middle the ...
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Can the YN-560 IV flash be used with a Nikon DSLR in a mode other than manual?

TL;DR: No. The Yongnuo YN-560IV is a "manual-only" flash on a camera hotshoe. If you look at the foot of the flash, it only has a single pin--the one that communicates sync/fire. If you look at the ...
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Will older models such as the D3300 replacement cover door fit my D5500?

Here is the correct replacement part listed at the Nikon USA parts site. It is Nikon Product (part number) 116PJ. In the compatability section at the bottom of the listing it states: ...
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